Let’s get vertical

sustainableUTAH

By Erika Longino, Sustainability Resource Center

As the sun came out this week, we flexed our carpentry muscles and assembled some fabulous tomato trellises. These kinds of vertical structures make the best use of the limited garden space and accommodate the audacious tomato’s need to grow vertically. With the support of the structure, the gardens will be able to facilitate the most willful and wily tomato plants!

Emma, Georgie, and Marykate scale the tomato trellis. Emma, Georgie, and Marykate scale the tomato trellis.

By growing more crops vertically we can dramatically increase the amount and diversity of the food we produce. There are more trellises to come. We have prepared posts to install permanent cane fruit beds on the south side of the Pioneer Garden. Cane fruits include raspberries, blackberries, and other berries in the genus Rubus. Most varieties need structural support in order to thrive.

In addition to our vertical expansion, we have been getting many…

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